Update for Python3 and AutoPkg 2.0
AutoPkg 2.0 has started to ship with it's own install of python3, which means that installing modules for python system wide or into user spaces won't work as expected. The AutoPkgBESEngine requires the additon of the following modules to the AutoPkg Python Framework, as well as the besapi folder:
requests (BESImporter.py) -> urllib3 (requests) -> chardet (requests) -> idna (requests) lxml (AutoPkgBESEngine.py)
One option is to place the folders from the "modules" folder in the repo into the "/Library/AutoPkg/Python3/Python.framework/Versions/Current/lib/python3.7/site-packages/" folder.
See Installing Additional Modules from AutoPkg wiki for more information.
AutoPkgBESEngine.py - AutoPkg Processor for BES (BigFix) XML Tasks and Fixlets
BESImporter.py - AutoPkg Processor for importing tasks using the BigFix RESTAPI
BESUploader.py - AutoPkg Processor for uploading files using the BigFix REST API
BESRelevanceProvider.py - AutoPkg Processor for retreiving relevance data for tasks
The easy way...
autopkg repo-add https://github.com/autopkg/hansen-m-recipes.git autopkg install BESEngine autopkg install QnA
The hard way...
Copy or symlink the BES processors (Code/*.py files) to /Library/AutoPkg/autopkglib.
You can specify your BES console settings directly in the recipes or set them globally:
defaults write com.github.autopkg BES_ROOT_SERVER yourBESRootServer defaults write com.github.autopkg BES_USERNAME yourAPIUserAccount defaults write com.github.autopkg BES_PASSWORD yourAPIUserAccountPassword
A few related shared processors for using relevance and utilizing Windows recipes are available here.
Discussion of the use and development of AutoPkg is here.
If you would like to contact the maintainters directly please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions on getting started we'd be happy to help. Or just let us know if you implement this project in your own organization.
Where can I find BigFix recipes?
Penn State currently has over 100 BigFix recipes for commonly used software. Unfortunately, these recipes include many organization specific settings, file paths and naming conventions. We are in the process of cleaning up these recipes so they can be shared publicly.
We are also working on making it easier to share recipes by adding more flexibility for using recipe overrides so organizations can add their own specific customizations but still take advantage of the shared recipes and to share their own.
You can find example recipes under the "Examples" directory. If you'd like to work with us on getting a recipe for a specific piece of software or have any suggestions for making bigfix recipes easier to share please open an issue or send us an email at email@example.com.
AutoPkgBESEngine only supports the generation of a single prefetch item, but additional prefetch lines can be hardcoded into the recipes.
BESUploader requires a master operator account. Please vote for this IBM RFE - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=41378
BESRelevanceProvider only supports a single relevance statement and stores the return value in a statically named variable.
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